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Julie Garner

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San Francisco

Lives in
San Rafael, CA

Works in
San Rafael, CA


photography, landscape, mixed-media, abstract


The focus of my artwork is the constructed places that surround us daily.  I'm interested in their details, scale and the juxtapositions they present relative to our movement in and around them.  I believe we are deeply affectedby them, both positively and negatively.  I seek to tap into what I percieve at each place's unique attitude and portray them in a way that amplifies their presence and, consequently, ours in relation to them.  

The woven landscapes were created using a technique inspired by my study of tapestry weaving.  Each one involves several photographs taken from multiple angles and, if possible, multiple heights as well.  “Back Story” incorporates twenty-two separate images while most of the others involve approximately ten to fifteen. Once the final images are selected I print two of each and cut them into 3/8” strips which become the warp and weft.  

Through the use of camera distortions and selective offsetting of the strips, varying degrees of abstraction are introduced for the purpose of more deeply engaging the senses and creating a visual journey.  

A second series involves weavings that are made from photographs of shop window signs, mostly hand-painted and weathered.  I consider these to be personal artifacts and beacons of the small businesses found in most neighborhoods.  As with the woven landscapes, I am interested in reflecting on our manmade, constructed environment.  



Julie V. Garner


1982   Post-graduate degree, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

1978 Undergraduate degree, San Francisco State University, SF, California

2008-2012   Arts Education: KALA Institute, College of Marin, SF Center for the Book, Lucid Arts Foundation



San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, TECHstyle Art Biennial 3, San Jose, CA

LACDA, 10 Artists To Watch, Los Angeles, CA

Bedford Gallery, Sky, Walnut Creek, CA


Arc Gallery, Structure, SF, CA  *Juror's Choice Award

Studio Gallery, Waterfront, SF, CA

ProArts, Bay Area Currents, Oakland, CA

The Brower Center, Almost Together, Berkeley, CA

Studio Gallery, City Streets, San Francisco, CA 

Museum of the Living Artist, 52nd International Exhibition, San Diego, CA   *Digital Art Guild Award 


Solo Exhibit:  Woven Photographs of Constructed Landscapes, Bolinas Museum,  Bolinas, CA

Thoreau Center for Sustainability, 57 Degrees, San Francisco, CA

Arc Gallery, Consequences, San Francisco, CA (catalogue) 


Castell Gallery, Manipulated,  Asheville, North Carolina

Marin Community Foundation, Collective Actions: Works of 12 Marin Art Groups, San Rafael, CA

Falkirk Cultural Center, RE: Value, San Rafael, CA 

Abercrombie Gallery, 24th McNeese Works on Paper, Lake Charles, LA  *Juror's Mention

Belvedere-Tiburon Library, Artifacts & Evidence, Solo exhibit, Tiburon, CA


Heart Gallery, FotoObscura, San Francisco, CA

Root Division, Double Dip, San Francisco, CA  

Falkirk Cultural Center, Annual Juried Exhibition, San Rafael, CA

Sanchez Art Center, 1 in 100:  America Behind Bars, Pacifica, CA (Plexus Art Group)

Artworks Downtown, Mosaics, San Rafael, CA

Gallery Route One, Annual Exhibition, Point Reyes, CA

Bayshore Studios, ARTsoup Encore, San Francisco, CA


Berkeley Art Center, Juried at BAC: Works on Paper, Berkeley, CA

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Bay Area Women Artists, Mill Valley, CA

Frank Bette Art Center, Alameda On Camera, Alameda, CA,  *Jurors Award: Best of Show

Olive Hyde Gallery, 41st Annual Textile Exhibition, Fremont, CA


Art Works Downtown, The Prison Project: 1 in 100, San Rafael, CA (Plexus Art Group)

Marin MOCA, PaperWORKS! Novato, CA

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, For The Love Of Fiber, Mill Valley, CA


Bolinas Museum, The Miniature Show, Bolinas, CA



Plexus Art Group (founding member;

Marin Arts Council

Berkeley Art Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:Email:  jgarner3083@gmail.comPhone:  415-453-3083





Recent Exhibits

Julie Garner participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2015 “Edge of Sky” art opening and meet and greet with Julie Garner
Waterfront Hotel
Aug, 2013 Bay Area Currents 2013 Artists' Talk
Pro Arts Gallery
Jul, 2013 SERENITY exhibit at UCSF
UCSF Women's Health Center
Jul, 2013 Bay Area Currents 2013 - Navigating the New
Pro Arts Gallery
Jun, 2013 Almost Together
David Brower Center
Nov, 2010 FotoObscura
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